Op-Eds and Articles

January 18th, 2017 by

  A January 18 Associated Press (AP) story highlights a variety of federal regulations that concern many small businesses across the country. The article, where SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan is interviewed, focuses on the cost of regulation to small businesses and looks at the overtime rule, the EPA’s waters’ rule, the joint employer […]

January 17th, 2017 by

In a January 17 Op-ed in The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes about the need for meaningful small business input on federal regulations –  at the earliest stage of the federal rulemaking process.  As noted by Kerrigan in the piece: My small business members are dazed by the onslaught of regulations […]

January 10th, 2017 by

Early this week, the NFIB released its monthly small business survey, and as CNBC reported: Main Street is certainly gearing up for what is perceived to be an era of deregulation and more business-friendly policies under a Trump administration. The biggest issues for small companies in this month’s index were taxes, followed by government regulations […]

January 3rd, 2017 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined experts and thought leaders on Small Biz Daily to provide insight on what 2017 has in store for small businesses. From the outlook for the business-for-sale market to small business lending and fueling growth in the New Year, these experts give one-of-a-kind insight on the market and […]

January 2nd, 2017 by

In a pro-con debate on Wallet Hub, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan answers the question: Will Donald Trump Be a Good President? Kerrigan writes: She points out that Trump will be working to advance an agenda that small business owners generally favor – fundamental tax reform, regulatory relief and making health insurance costs […]

December 28th, 2016 by

In an interview with the Big Sky Business Journal (Montana), SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discusses the problem of “midnight regulations” – that is, the last-hour effort by an outgoing Administration to rush through its agenda via new rules and regulations.  Kerrigan covers some of the rulemakings, what this means for small businesses […]

December 23rd, 2016 by

In a December 22 Op-ed in the West Virginia State Journal, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes about the importance of reforming the tax code with the engines of our economy in mind – that is small businesses and entrepreneurs. As Keating notes in the piece: “As President-elect Trump and congressional leaders begin crafting […]

December 19th, 2016 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan addresses the costly consequences of “midnight regulations” for small businesses in a December 19 Op-ed in the Morning Consult. Kerrigan points out that it’s not new for Administrations to push through last-minute regulations at the end of their terms, but additional last-minute rules in the current era is […]

November 23rd, 2016 by

A McCook Gazette (Nebraska) editorial says a judge’s decision to put a temporary hold on the Department of Labor’s overtime rule was great timing: “The injunction comes at an opportune time, a few days before Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local.” The editorial expresses concerns […]

November 22nd, 2016 by

  An AP article reported on a judge’s decision to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation, which was set for December 1 implementation. The AP story, which appeared in many newspapers across the country, quoted reaction from SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan: “This overtime rule is totally […]

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